Species extinction, Bill Gates and the US military
There is a technology called gene drives.
It asks the question: what species should we be extirpating today?
Why are Bill Gates and the US military involved in transmitting this technology?
A gene drive scientist might say, “I have a plan. By manipulating genes, we can wipe out invasive rodents on an island where humans live.
In the next split second, a flurry of questions arise.
The overriding question is: does this mean that genetic manipulation can lead to the extinction of ANY species?
Here is a passage from Gene Drive Files, a site with referenced information on the subject:
“Gene drives are a gene-editing application that allows genetic engineers to drive a single artificial trait through an entire population by ensuring that all descendants of an organism carry that trait. For example, recent experiments are equipping mice with “daughterless” genetic drives that will trickle mouse populations so that only male pups are born, ensuring that the population will die out after a few generations.
“Proponents have touted gene drives as a revolutionary tool to eradicate pests or invasive species. However, the Gene Drive files reveal that these “conservation” efforts are primarily funded by military funds.
Gene drive technology could be deployed to eliminate plant pests, weeds, crops, pests, animals and… what about humans? Think about it with your morning coffee.
Several years ago, UN member countries considered recommending a moratorium on the use of gene drives. However, Bill Gates came forward in an attempt to crush the moratorium.
The Gene Drive Files reports: “Documents received under freedom of information requests reveal that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation paid $1.6 million to a private agriculture and biotech public relations firm to activities on Gene Drives. This included running a covert ‘advocacy coalition’ that appears to have intended to distort the UN’s only expert process dealing with gene drives…”
“Following global calls in December 2016 from countries in the Global South and over 170 organizations for a UN moratorium on gene drives, emails to gene drive advocates received as part of an access request to information by Prickly Research reveal that a private public affairs firm “Emerging Ag” has received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to coordinate the “fight against proponents of the gene drive moratorium”.
There is more to Gene Drive files. These are the military:
“A wealth of emails (The Gene Drive Files) from prominent US gene drive researchers reveals that the US military is taking the lead in advancing gene drive development.”
“Emails obtained through a freedom of information request by US-based Prickly Research reveal that the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has donated approximately $100 million dollars for gene drive research, $35 million more than previously reported, making it possibly the largest single funder of gene drive research on the planet. DARPA funds or coordinates with nearly every major player working on gene drive development as well as major patent holders on CRISPR gene-editing technology.
“These funds go beyond the United States; DARPA also directly funds gene drive researchers in Australia (including funding to an Australian government agency, CSIRO) and researchers in the UK. The records also reveal an extremely high level of interest and activity from other sections of the United States military and intelligence community.
For now, let’s set aside the notion of intentional species extinction. Consider unintended consequences.
As I have shown in previous articles, the latest and greatest gene-editing tools (e.g. CRISPR), which are used for gene drives, are far from accurate, despite assurances official.
For example, this study: Genome Biology, July 14, 2017, titled “CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing induces exon skipping by alternative splicing or exon deletion.” An exon is “a segment of a DNA or RNA molecule containing information encoding a protein or peptide sequence”. So you can see that skipping or deleting exons is a very bad result.
ANY gene editing done on ANY species opens the door to all sorts of mistakes and unintended consequences.
As for intentional destruction, we have this: MIT Technology Review, 2/8/16: “We have the technology to destroy all Zika mosquitoes.
“A controversial genetic technology capable of eliminating the mosquito carrying the Zika virus will be available within months, scientists say.”
“The technology, called ‘gene drive’, was only demonstrated last year in yeast cells, fruit flies and a species of mosquito that transmits malaria. It uses CRISPR gene capture technology to force a genetic change to spread through a population as it reproduces.
“Three US laboratories that handle mosquitoes, two in California and one in Virginia, say they are already working on a gene drive for Aedes aegypti, the type of mosquito responsible for spreading Zika. If deployed, the technology could theoretically drive the species to extinction.
“…a gene drive [gene editing] can…eliminate mosquito populations. The easiest way to do this is to spread a genetic payload that only leads to male offspring. As the “male only” instructions spread to each new generation, eventually there would be no women left, Adelman says. His lab discovered the Aedes aegypti sex-determining gene only last spring. The next step will be to link it to a gene drive.
Bill Gates favors this technology. So shouldn’t we? After all, Bill is the number one humanitarian on the planet, isn’t he?
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